‘Seattle Times’ Is Latest Paper to Drop Daily Stock Listings

By: E&P Staff

Seattle Times editor-in-chief Mike Fancher has announced that the paper will be eliminating its stock and mutual fund tables from Tuesday through Friday in the paper, writing in a column Sunday that the move was in response to research that showed fewer and fewer readers using getting their market information from print sources.

The paper will instead carry a “Money & Markets” page “with Northwest stock prices and key summary market numbers from the day before for stocks, mutual funds and bonds.” The paper will retain the A-to-Z stock listings in its Saturday edition, according to Fancher’s note.

He said that the paper would save money by dropping the stock tables, and that the move would give the paper the opportunity to provide more useful business information in the space freed up.

“We’re eliminating content that is available elsewhere and giving our readers what they can’t get everywhere else,” Times business editor Becky Bisbee was quoted as saying. “We kept the focus on Northwest stocks, with complete listings from Washington, Oregon and Idaho.”

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